“Cove 19,” a poem by Day Williams

Cove 19

The haz-mat suits wear fire-proof boots
As they incinerate
The citizens in Wahoo dens
Who failed their fight with fate

Down by the shore at Cove 19

Fear is a drug that motivates thugs
To hit the campaign trail;
They lack the brains to break their chains
And their pandering will fail

Down by the shore at Cove 19

Store shelves are bare, people are scared,
Panic’s an electric charge
No one escapes the distant cape
With speedboat, sub, or barge

Down by the shore at Cove 19

The owner of the cove, he loves
To claim the land’s too crowded
But after his wine, he still did resign:
White Hats have him rerouted

Down by the shore at Cove 19

Ambush prepared, good men beware,
The Dark Snakes will spring traps,
See through the lies they dramatize
And stand strong in the gap

Down by the shore at Cove 19

Stock market tanked, no one to thank
But boys in cryptic clubs;
Sure they were kings, they did the things
Unthinkable in pubs

Down by the shore at Cove 19

With “No” to Christ and “Yes” to vice
They concocted a golden shower;
They knew it was wrong but played along
For pleasure, money and power

Down by the shore at Cove 19

Their evil plans, turned back by hands
Skilled in silent success,
Have boomeranged upon the gang
That puts a man in a dress

Down by the shore at Cove 19

The rabbit holes plugged, the bloody thugs
Don’t have a place to go
The talking heads are walking dead,
Afraid to go to their shows

Down by the shore at Cove 19

In darkness ten days give God the praise:
The mudslides will be cleared;
The Watchmen call to one and all:
The time of Christ is near

Down by the shore at Cove 19

The Plan, foretold, is swift and bold,
No one escapes the hook
Around the neck for the lives wrecked
By spirit cooks and crooks

Down by the shore at Cove 19

Given a choice, they can rejoice
Their legacies will endure,
But they will die and they know why:
They ravished the young and the pure

Down by the shore at Cove 19

People awake to sneer at snakes
That poisoned the vines and roots;
They understand they dwell in a land
Which can bear the richest of fruits

Down by the shore at Cove 19

The one maligned had a design
That put the people first
With help from the best he passed the test:
A fountain of freedom will burst

Down by the shore at Cove 19
Down by the shore at Cove 19

~Day Williams 3/17/20